Thymiopoulos Xinomavro 'Jeunes Vignes' 2019 (magnum)

Thymiopoulos Xinomavro 'Jeunes Vignes' 2019 (magnum)

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Apostolos Thymiopoulos is Greece's greatest red winemaker, a master of the Xinomavro grape variety. Jeunes Vignes is his entry level wine, and surely one of the wine world's greatest bargains. A blend of various parcels of young(er) vine Xinomavro, Jeunes Vignes is feremented in stainless steel and aged in concrete vats for eight months. When we first started selling it, the wine was simple, juicy and light (but always delicious). With each subsequent vintage it has become increasingly complex. It's still a joy to drink, but there is remarkable depth there, with fine, silky tannins, gorgeous fruit and great freshness all coming together in a wine of perfect balance. For the price, it is extraordinary.

...the unoaked young-vine red is the bargain ... What I like about this wine is its beguiling (but not simple) raspberry fruit on the nose and front palate and then the way it finishes with a slightly astringent note of cinders. It's not unlike Nebbiolo in build.Jancis Robinson MW, 02/02/2019
Type Red
Country Greece
Region Macedonia
Producer Thymiopoulos
Vintage 2019
Grape Varieties Xinomavro
Farming Organic, Biodynamic
ABV 13.0%
Bottle Size 150 cL

Apostolos Thymiopoulos is Greece's best red winemaker - a master of the Xinomavro grape variety in all its styles (many of which he pioneered). The core of the range is a series of Xinomavros from Naoussa, each of which offers a unique take on this world-class grape variety. The entry-level Jeunes Vignes is one of the best value wines to be found anywhere - a joyful, juicy red designed for early drinking. Earth & Sky, from older vines, is the flagship - the wine that more than any other has cemented Thymiopoulos' (and Xinomavro's) reputation for excellence around the world. At the top of the tree are three single site Naoussas from old vines - Kayafas, Aftorizo and Vrana Petra. These are outstanding by any measure, and comparisons with top Barolo are fully justified. The rest of the range continues to grow - his Rapsani from the foothills of Mount Olympus is superb, and his ageworthy Rosé de Xinomavro is one of the most complex and compelling rosés you will ever taste. Across all the wines, his signature style of silky, elegant tannins and beautiful balance shine through.

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  • APC Courier - FREE when you spend £200 or buy 12+ bottles. Otherwise £9.95. 
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